Oil Gas

oil rig worker
Can a macho workplace shed its machismo? It happened on an oil rig, that most macho of work environments, say researchers who found that crew members on an offshore platform toned down their bluster and macho as they concentrated on a company program to improve workplace safety. The scholars —...
"Allowing firms to focus on the risks they are in business to take, while hedging against risks that they are not in business to take, can add value." Francisco Pérez-GonzálezAssistant Professor of finance, Stanford GSB Financial derivatives have been in the doghouse of public opinion ever...
Brenden Millstein
There are all manner of approaches to 'green investing,' and the folks at Carbon Lighthouse — recipients of an $80,000 Social Innovation Fellowship from the Center for Social Innovation at the Graduate School of Business — manage to combine two of them under the same roof. The for-profit portion...
China Shale Gas Line
In a relatively short time, U.S. shale gas production has lowered the price of natural gas in the United States to a quarter of the price in Europe and prompted some utilities to scrap plans to build coal-fired electricity plants. Meanwhile China is gearing up to apply the technology...
photo of lab tech making solar panel
STANFORD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS — Nearly everyone thinks that generating electricity via solar power is good for the environment, but there’s much less agreement on whether it makes sense from an economic point of view. At what point will solar power be competitive with electricity generated...
photo of solar panel installer
Over the years, as governments and investors have spent big money on renewable power, they have slashed the cost of many renewable technologies. But they have failed to fundamentally change the global energy mix. Now, with technologies such as wind and solar power having matured, it's time for the...

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